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Where coal is mined via ‘rat-holes’ | Explained News, The ...

 · NDRF personnel search for the missing workers in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. (Source: Meghalaya Police) LAST WEEK, the collapse of a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, trapping at least 15 workers who were still missing until Wednesday and are feared dead, has thrown the spotlight on a procedure known as “rat-hole mining”.

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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15 Men Still Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues ...

 · 15 Men Still Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, NGT Panel Finds The committee headed by retired high court judge BP Katakey has emphasised that illegal mining is unchecked mostly in the East Jaintia Hills District where workers are still ensnared.

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: Digging Their Own Grave - The ...

 · Driving down from Shillong to Khliehriat, the epicentre of illegal coal mining in the state, the visibly disfigured Jaintia Hills and the unending dumps of coal hide a dirty secret-abandoned rat-hole mine pits and caves. Nobody knows for sure how many of these exist. According to Balios Swer, president of the Jaintia Coal Miners and Dealers ...

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In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal ...

Some villagers at East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya have been visiting a rat-hole mine every day for over three weeks after 15 men disappeared when water flooded the illegal mine in …

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Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years ...

 · Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years of Labour Exploitation. The incident vindicated the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills.

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Meghalaya Mining: Two Weeks On, 15 Workers Still Trapped

It has been two weeks since at least 15 mine workers have been trapped in an illegal mine in Meghalaya’s coal-rich East Jaintia Hills area. Now the Indian Air Force and a member team of Odisha Fire Services have come forward to lend their help. In …

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COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS. COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS {Paper presented at North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati, on 3rd October 2012} Coal is an important mineral resource of Meghalaya.

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2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine ...

 · Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an official said on Sunday.

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Coal Mining Took Place During NGT-Ban Phase: Comptroller ...

The Mining Department and district administration officials, during an inspection in Dipogre and Damal Asim area in West Garo Hills also reported of illegal mining operations at these two locations. The audit team during the field audit in East Jaintia Hills further noticed huge coal stocks lying on the roadside.

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Inside Meghalaya’s coal mines: Lives at risk, violation of ...

On December 13, an illegal coal mine in Saipung area of Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district collapsed and got flooded from the adjacent Lytein river which trapped at least 15 workers who are feared dead now. The rescue operations were temporarily halted Monday as the water pumps proved ineffective in bringing down the water level.

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Meghalaya: East Jaintia Hills illegal coal mine floods, 13 ...

 · At least 13 people are trapped after a purported illegal coal mine they were working in got flooded near the Lytein river in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, PTI reported on Thursday.

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2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine ...

 · Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an official said on Sunday.

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Ban of rat hole mining across Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas

28. Down To Earth. 13 miners feared dead after an illegal mine got flooded in East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya [click to view] The Shillog Times. . SC Defers Hearing On Coal Mining To Nov 12 (2018). [click to view] 2. Assaulted Meghalaya activist has a long record of speaking up against illegal coal mining. By Arunabh Saikia.

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Meghalaya Admits To Illegal Coal Extraction After 13 Get ...

 · Meghalaya Admits To Illegal Coal Extraction After 13 Get Trapped In Mine Environmentalists have been fighting against the age-old practice of "rat-hole" mining …

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After SC Rap, Meghalaya Govt Fined Rs 100 Crore by NGT ...

 · The lawyer said during the hearing, the state government admitted that a large number of mines were operating illegally. At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya since December 13 and all efforts to pump the water out of flooded mine have been in vain.

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Meghalaya: In the Jaintia Hills, fear of coal mafia and ...

 · Mining Conflict Livelihood or fear: What really drives illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? In the Jaintia Hills, where 15 miners have been trapped in an illegal mine since December 13, the coal ...

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Following mining mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills ...

Shillong: The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya has urged the state government to take steps for legalising coal mining, alleging "rampant" unlawful mining activities in the region. The demand comes following the coal mine disaster in Meghalaya in which 15 people are still trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine at Lumthari village in East Jaintia Hills district since 13 December.

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has political backing: Report

Social activist Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma were attacked by a group of 40 people led by a coal mafia in the East Jaintia Hills district after they complained to the local police about illegal mining and transportation of coal, police said. The list also names an MP, four ministers in the present Government and seven non-NPP legislators ...

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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coal mining in jaintia hills

COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS. COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS {Paper presented at North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati, on 3rd October 2012} Coal is an important mineral resource of Meghalaya.

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Congress rule abetted illegal mining in Meghalaya, reveals ...

Guwahati: Fifteen coal miners are still trapped in Meghalaya and are yet to be rescued from the East Jaintia Hills. A citizens’ report prepared by a group of 22 activists revealed that the Meghalaya government was complicit in helping the miners extract and transport coal.

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: At Least 13 Trapped Labourers ...

Time and again many tragedies have taken place. In one such recent incident, 13 miners are feared dead after an illegal coal mine which they were digging collapsed on them. The incident happened in Meghalaya’s coal-rich East Jaintia Hills area; mining in this area was banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) four years ago. 13 feared dead

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Dec report admits to illegal mining in Meghalaya

A report from Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district administration last month admitted that “fresh” coal-mining activities were on in a “clandestine” manner, while other districts claimed that there was no rat-hole mining ever since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a ban in 2014.

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Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap?

East Jaintia Hills/Shillong, Meghalaya: It's an open secret.Despite the imposition of a blanket ban on unscientific methods of coal mining in Meghalaya in 2014, illegal rat-hole mining continues to take place in the state and right under the nose of the government machinery, putting lives at risk every day.

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Meghalaya: No trace of 13 labourers trapped inside an ...

 · We find the Mother Lode and the Gold Belt ! Two abandoned mines in the Sheep creek area - Duration: 30:20. Exploring Abandoned Mines Recommended for you

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has political backing: Report

Social activist Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma were attacked by a group of 40 people led by a coal mafia in the East Jaintia Hills district after they complained to the local police about illegal mining and transportation of coal, police said. The list also names an MP, four ministers in the present Government and seven non-NPP legislators ...

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Install CCTVs to check illegal mining in Meghalaya: NGT

 · Despite an interim NGT ban on ‘rat-hole’ coal mining is imposed in the state since April, 2014, rampant transportation of illegal coal is still on in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. On December 13 last year, at least 15 miners were trapped inside a foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills ...

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Meghalaya mine owner arrested, hope dips for survival of ...

Meghalaya police have arrested the owner of the illegal coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners, trapped due to flooding on …

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The secret institutional support for illegal mining in ...

NDRF personnel at the site of the coal mine collapse at Ksan, in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. No emergency measures can be on standby if the activity is illegal. PTI Laws fail only when people in power want them to. The tragedy of the miners trapped since December 13 in a suddenly ...

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